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Western Illinois Archaeological Research Center featured at talk

09/11/2018
MONMOUTH, Ill. – An authority on the archaeology of western Illinois will present the first Archaeology Lecture of the 2018-19 academic year at Monmouth College.

Lawrence Conrad will discuss “The Western Illinois Archaeological Research Center Collection and How It Came to Be,” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Pattee Auditorium, located on the lower level of the Center for Science and Business.

Located in Macomb, the Western Illinois Archaeological Research Center Collection is maintained by the Upper Mississippi Valley Archaeological Research Foundation. It includes a wide-ranging collection of prehistoric artifacts from the region. Conrad serves as curator of the collection.

In his talk, Conrad will discuss the center’s history, trace the chronology of artifacts in the collection, and provide information on their provenance. A gallery talk will follow the lecture.

Free and open to the public, the Archaeology Lecture series is sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America Western Illinois Society and Monmouth College’s Department of Classics.